Twirling Bears

Highlights of Awards

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Past Accomplishment Highlights - Students of Elaine Jones

1978 NBTA Amer. League State Twirling Corp. Champions, Mundelein, IL.


1981 USTA Nationals ? 4th place, National Advanced solo


1984 USTA Nationals, Milwaukee ? top 7/top15, juvenile solo and dance twirl


1988 - 2017 At least one State Championship won each year


1989 USTA IL. State Champions - Parade Corp juv. rec


1990 USTA Nov. Parade Corp National Champions, San Antonio Texas


1994 USTA Nov. Parade Corp. National Champions, Kansas City


1994 NBTA Regional Boys Juv. Solo Champion


1997 USTA State Juv. Strut champion


1998 NBTA Regional beg. Juv. and Sr. twirl Team Champions


2002 NBTA State 2 & 3 baton Champion


2002 AAU Jr. Olympic bronze medalist sr. 3 baton


2004 WTA National Jr. 3-baton Champion


2004 WTA National Sr.2 & 3-baton Champions


2004 NBTA/AYOP National jr. bells champion


2004 AAU Jr. Olympic National trio gold medalists


2005 NBTA/AYOP National jr. bells champion


2005 WTA National Sr. duet, hoop, show-twirl, 2 & 3 baton Champions


2005 TU International 3 baton Champion


2006 - NBTA Regional juv. and jr. trio champions


2006 AAU Regional 2 baton gold medalist


2007 AAU Regional beg. 2 baton, beg. basic strut, adv. trio, 2&3 baton gold medalists


2007 WTA National Champion 2,3, baton and Individual Dance Twirl


2007- USTA National Champion Sr. Rifle


2008 - USTA State A Show Corp. Champs and Jr. Small Twirl Team Champs


2008- AAU State/Regional Show Team Champs

2008 - AAU Jr. Olympic National Champions, pri. show team & novelty team and adv. jr. twirl team


2008 - AAU Jr. Olympic silver medal - adv. sr. 3 baton, bronze medal, adv. sr. multiple baton


2008 - AAU Jr. Olympic gold medals- pri. beg. multiple baton and juv. beg. hoop


2009 - USTA Pri. State Twirl Team champs


2009 - USTA Jr. State A Class show Corp Champs


2009- NBTA Juvenile Regional Pom Team Champs


2009 - NBTA Primary and Juvenile Show Routine Solo Champs


2010 - USTA A Class State Show Corp Champs


2010 - IPDGC Senior Baton Team & Open Production State Champs


2011 - USTA IL. Juv. twirl team champs


2011 - USTA IL. Jr. A class Show Corp Champs


2012 - USTA/IPDGC/AAU State twirl team and show champs


2012 - TDY Midwest Flag Champs


2012 - WTA 2nd place nationals - jr twirl team


2013 - USTA IL. State Jr. Twirl Team Champs


2013 - AAU Central Division Duet Show Champs


2014 - USTA IL. State juv. twirl team & pairs Champs


2014 - USTA IL. State jr. half time team Champs


2016 - USTA IL State juv. twirl team champs


2016 - WTA National juv novelty champs (hoop, flag, dance twirl duet)


2017 - AAU Central District Beg juv. hoop, parade strut, basic box and dance twirl team champs


2017 - USTA State Juv. Twirl Team champs


2017 - NBTA Regional Primary pom champs, Juv. trio champs


2018 AAU Central District Pom champs


2019 CSG School/Rec pom and open dance national champs


2019 USTA State twirl team champs


2019 WTA National age 6-9 flag and show dance champ

Breakdown by Group

Shining Adelettes Baton Corp.

1978 NBTA Amer. League State Twirling Corp. Champions, Mundelein, IL.


1979 - 1985 winner of numerous awards in parades and competitions in Illinois/Indiana


1980 USTA Nationals ? 6th place, National Strut; 20 yr. old USTA regional strut & solo champ


1981 USTA Nationals ? 4th place, National Advanced solo


1983 1st Runner up ? Mss Maj. of the Midwest Adv. 0-6, Midwest Miss Congeniality


1984 USTA Nationals, Milwaukee ? top 7/top15, juvenile solo and dance twirl

Sugar and Silver Baton Corp.

1989 USTA IL. State Champions - Parade Corp juv. rec.

1990 USTA Nov. Parade Corp National Champions, San Antonio Texas

1994 USTA Nov. Parade Corp. National Champions, Kansas City

1994 NBTA Regional Boys Champion

1997 USTA State Juv. Strut champion

1998 NBTA Regional beg. Juv. and Sr. twirl Team Champions

Twirling Bears Baton Corp.

2002 NBTA State 2 & 3 baton Champion

2002 AAU Jr. Olympic bronze medalist sr. 3 baton

2004 WTA National Jr. 3-baton Champion

2004 WTA National Sr.2 & 3-baton Champions

2004 NBTA/AYOP National jr. bells champion

2004 AAU Jr. Olympic National trio gold medalists

2005 NBTA/AYOP National jr. bells champion

2005 WTA National Sr. duet, hoop, show-twirl, 2 & 3 baton Champions

2005 TU International 3 baton Champion

2006 - NBTA Regional juv. and jr. trio champions

2006 AAU Regional 2 baton gold medalist

2007 AAU Regional beg. 2 baton, beg. basic strut, adv. trio, 2&3 baton gold medalists

2008 - USTA State A Show Corp. Champs and Jr. Small Twirl Team Champs

2008- AAU State/Regional Show Team Champs

2008 - AAU Jr. Olympic National Champions, pri. show team & novelty team and adv. jr. twirl team

2008 - AAU Jr. Olympic silver medal - adv. sr. 3 baton, bronze medal, adv. sr. mutliple baton

2008 - AAU Jr. Olympic gold medals- pri. beg. multiple baton and juv. beg. hoop

2009 - USTA Pri. State Twirl Team champs

2009 - USTA Jr. State A Class show Corp Champs

2009- NBTA Juvenile Regional Pom Team Champs

2009 - NBTA Primary and Juvenile Show Routine Solo Champs

2010 - USTA A Class State Show Corp Champs

2010 - IPDGC Senior Baton Team & Open Production State Champs

2011 - USTA IL. State Juv. Twirl Team Champs & IPDGC State Twirl Team Champions

2012 - USTA/IPDGC/AAU State twirl team and show champs

2012 - TDY Midwest Flag Champs

2012 - WTA 2nd place nationals - jr twirl team

2013 - USTA IL. State Jr. Twirl Team Champs

2013 - AAU Central Division Duet Show Champs

2014 - USTA IL. State juv. twirl team & pairs Champs

2014 - USTA IL. State jr. half time team Champs

2016 - USTA IL State juv. twirl team champs

2016 - WTA National juv noveltiy champs (hoop, flag, dance twirl duet)

2017 - AAU Central District Beg juv. hoop, parade strut, basic box and dance twirl team champs

2017 - USTA State Juv. Twirl Team champs

2017 - NBTA Regional Primary pom champs, Juv. trio champs

2019 USTA state twirl team champs, CSG national school/rec champs

Significant accomplishments broken down by student name

Berg

IPDGC IL. State mini solo champ

Boersma

USTA juv. State 2 baton champ

AAU Regional beg. juv. 2 baton champ

Boulais

AAU Basic Strut Regional Champion

USTA State jr.rifle champ

Boulais

USTA State juv. 2 baton champ

USTA State jr. flag champ

USTA State jr. solo champ

Canul

NBTA/AYOP 4th place national colorguard flag

AAU Central Dist. 2 baton champ

WTA National jr. show routine and flag champ

Canul/Hasty

USTA Il. jr.pairs champs

AAU Central Dist. jr. beg. duet champs

Chung

NBTA Regional Boys solo champion

USTA State Champ Juv. Boys solo

Cowles

WTA Flag and Dance Twirl National Champ

Doyle

AAU national pri. beg.mult. baton gold medalist

USTA State juv. 2 baton champion & State juv. solo champ

NBTA Juvenile Regional Show Twirl Solo Champ

WTA national juv. show twirl/dance twirl Champ

NBTA/AYOP 5th place national colorguard flag, 6th place national rifle

Doyle/Hasty 

IL. USTA Juv. State Pairs Champs

Gatz

AAU national juv. beg. hoop gold medalist

Hasty

USTA Regional colorguard flag champ

USTA IL. state jr. flag & 2 baton champ

AAU Central Dist. show twirl & flag champ

AAU Central Dist. Beg. hoop champ

IPDG Open Dance Sr. solo champ

Jones

NBTA 2 time National bells champion

WTA National jr. 3 baton champion/National Sr. 2, 3(2 time), hoop and dance twirl champion

NBTA Regional show twirl & pom solo champ

NBTA State show twirl champ

USTA state solo, 2 baton & 3 baton champion

USTA National rifle champion

Marching Mustangs Colorguard member

NBTA natl?s top 10: sabre, colorguard, snare

AAU national sr. trio gold medalist, sr. adv. 3 baton silver medalist, sr. adv. mult. baton bronze medalist, sr. adv. basic bronze medalist

Lites

TU International 3 baton champion

WTA National 3 baton, duet champion

USTA State 2, 3, baton, dance twirl champion

NBTA IL. state 2 and 3 baton champion

AAU National Gold Medal champion ? sr. trio

ISU Feature Twirler

Hasty/Wright

USTA Jr. Pairs Champs

IPDGC Sr. Duet Champs

Minor

USTA State pri. 2 baton champion

NBTA Primary Show Twirl Regional Champ and Regional Beg. 2-baton Champ

Martinez

IPDG Open Dance jr. solo champ

Minor/Murphy 

USTA State pri. pairs champions

Porter 

USTA State 2-baton champ 0-8 yr. old

Ragsdale

USTA IL. State 0-8 2 baton champion

Schmidt

USTA IL. State Champion juv. strut

M. Smith 

NBTA State Beg. Hoop Champion

N. Smith

WTA National flag & show dance champ age 6-9

Spears

USTA IL. Grand state 3 baton, divisional state dance twirl, 2 baton and solo champion

Top7/15 nationals: Reno Nevada, Milwaukee

USTA 3 baton, 2 baton, dance twirl

USTA Festival of the Future Military Champion

Miss Tri-County Juv. Majorette Champion

Spears

USTA State 3 baton champ 11 yr. old

USTA Dance twirl divisional champ, and grand 3 baton champ

Top 15 USTA nationals jr. 3-baton

Villarreal

USTA state juv. solo champ

Williams

USTA IL. State jr. Strut and jr. duet champion

USTA Top 20 Adv. National solo

Prospect High School Drum Major

Woods

USTA IL. Intermediate Open twirl off champion

Wright

AAU Central Dist. jr. hoop champ

WTA National jr. hoop champ

AAU Central Dist. multiple baton champ

Young

WTA National Champ duet, sr. 2 and sr. 3 baton

NBTA State show twirl champion

NBTA Natl?s top 10: adv. 2,3, baton

AAU National gold sr. medalist trio

USTA IL. State 2, 3, baton & sr. solo champion

Marching Lions Feature Twirler

Zimmerman

WTA National Hoop and Show Dance Champion

Additional USTA State Duet/Pairs Champions

Meyers, Vooris, Imersek, Lopez, Halversen, Chung, Argus, Carnes, Gatz, Doyle, Little, Jones, Berg, Villarreal, Hasty, Wright, Canul, Smith, Tillman

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